unglasses might be a small accessory, but they have a large impact. A great pair can elevate your outfit and your style, but the best sunglasses for women can boost your mood too. After a year spent mostly indoors, this spring and summer call for getting outside—and you’re going to need a great new pair of shades when you do.
So what does summer have in store for eyewear? An everyday exuberance to match the season’s optimistic fashion. On the runway, the season brought us bright-colored clothing and eccentric prints, and for sunglasses, this means a pair of statement-making glasses.
Among the best offerings, shop pairs with square-shaped rims and colored tinted lenses or cheeky cat-eyes done up to look like a new classic. Or consider a style that delivers a quirky take on a mainstay trend like oversized ’60s mod shades or retro aviators. Should you want your glasses to make a statement that all can hear, opt for a pair that doubles as jewelry. An option from Chanel comes complete with a pearl-strung sunglasses chain, while Magda Butrym’s collaboration with Linda Farrow is decked out in removable bling.
As summer sets in, it’s time to pick up a new pair—or two—for sunnier days ahead. Below, shop the best sunglasses for women.
These bug-eyed shades landed on Mars long before NASA’s 2021 Perseverance rover. Reminiscent of the bold, space-age goggles made famous by the likes of Pierre Cardin, Andre Courrèges, and Paco Rabanne, they are the perfect match for that miniskirt you’ve been dying to bust out this summer.
Move over, Elon Musk! More aerodynamic than a tricked-out Tesla, these sleek, wraparound frames are perfectly molded for sport and fashion. Whether it’s a slick metallic shield from Balenciaga or a slime-colored goggle from Bottega, your summer is sure to be state of the art.
Narrow but not too thin, these rectangular-shaped shades feel just right. The everyday silhouette gives a subtle nod to ’90s style without feeling overly trendy. The right-angle shades strike the perfect balance between subtle cool and easy wearability.